• Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 9/22/17 10:59am ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee, concussion) proclaimed himself 'good to go' for Week 3 versus the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: While an in-game injury is always a risk for someone like Amendola, the primary slot option in the New England offense is always a good bet for a huge PPR day. Even though the Patriots figure to limit his snaps, he should remain a solid WR3 option in most leagues.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB
    Posted 9/22/17 2:24pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) did not practice Friday, Sept. 22, and he has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: With Burkhead out, Mike Gillislee and James White will likely see a few more touches in the New England backfield, and Dion Lewis should also see a few extra snaps.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/22/17 2:23pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 22, and officially is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski told reporters earlier in the day that he ready to play, so the questionable tag appears to be a formality rather than something to worry about for fantasy owners. Still, it's always disconcerting to see that red plus or injury designation. Don't hesitate to use him this weekend in all fantasy formats.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 9/22/17 2:23pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 22, and he is considered questionable for Week 3 against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: The veteran proclaimed himself 'good to go' earlier in the day, so the injury report designation looks to be a formality. He opened with 100 receiving yards in Week 1 and could be a valuable fantasy asset if he can stay on the field.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB
    Posted 9/21/17 10:10am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) remained absent from practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead hasn't been used much through the first two weeks of the season, but he did catch three passes for 41 yards and a touchdown last week. If Burkhead is unable to play then James White gains even more value in PPR leagues and can be used as at least a flex.

  • Phillip Dorsett - WR
    Posted 9/21/17 1:35pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Dorsett has been limited over the last two days and may have a chance to play in Week 3. Dorsett posted solid numbers in the last game before he left with the injury. He could be a flex option if he plays this week, but owners could look for healthier options to use in their lineups.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 9/21/17 1:32pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Amendola will need to pass all of his concussion tests before he is cleared, so he may be a game-time decision. Amendola will have a solid role in the passing game when he returns, but owners may want to use other options this week.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/21/17 1:25pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: It appears Gronkowski is on track to play in Week 3, but owners should check on his status later in the week. Gronkowski is one of the best tight ends in the NFL when he is healthy and can be a starting option for owners but he does come with some risk.

  • Chris Hogan - WR
    Posted 9/21/17 1:41pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Hogan should be active for the team's Week 3 game and likely will be in the starting lineup. He will be facing a banged-up Houston Texans secondary this week and can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in most fantasy leagues.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 9/20/17 10:36am ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) and WR Danny Amendola (knee, concussion) were among a group of injured players who were able to practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Owners of Gronkowski and Amendola have to be encouraged by this news, as the Patriots would have likely held out both players if there was any concern about setbacks and/or their status for Week 3. For now, it appears both are on the right track to start Week 3 against the Houston Texans. Don't hesitate to start either player, so long as both make it through the week without any further issues.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/18/17 5:17am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) will test his groin injury Monday, Sept. 18, but it's not believed to be serious.

    Huddle Up: Gronk had a 6-113-1 game in Week 2 and is an elite TE1 in any matchup. Stay tuned for test results.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/18/17 3:43pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) said he is feeling good and considers himself day-to-day.

    Huddle Up: It appears Gronkowski is dealing with a minor injury and has a chance to play in Week 3. Owners will need to keep an eye on his practice participation during the week but should be in starting lineups if he is active against the Houston Texans.

  • Phillip Dorsett - WR
    Posted 9/18/17 3:54pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (knee) said his knee is a little sore but hopes to participate in practice this week.

    Huddle Up: Dorsett recorded three catches and 68 yards in Week 2 before he left because of the injury. He likely will continue to be No. 3 receiver for the Patriots for the time being and could be a flex option in deeper leagues if he is active this week.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/17/17 12:19pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) left the team's Week 2 game early after suffering an undisclosed injury.

    Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on the situation to have a bigger idea of Gronkowski's injury. Gronkowski has dealt with injuries over the last several seasons, which makes him a risky fantasy option, but is a No. 1 tight end when he is on the field.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB
    Posted 9/17/17 1:04pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) injured his ribs during the team's Week 2 game and was considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead was involved in the offense during the first half of the season but did not play after halftime. Owners should know more about his situation in the next day or two. The Patriots use multiple running backs in their offense, which limits Burkhead's fantasy value. He could be a flex option at times this season.

  • Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Posted 9/17/17 12:50pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) suffered a groin injury in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Gronkowski's status for Week 3 is uncertain at this point, so owners will need to monitor the situation over the next few days. Gronkowski is a No. 1 tight end when he is healthy but his injury history makes him a risky option.

  • Phillip Dorsett - WR
    Posted 9/17/17 1:13pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Dorsett was serving as the No. 3 receiver for the Patriots with Danny Amendola out, but it is not known when Doresett will be able to return. Owners can avoid Dorsett even if he is able to play next week.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR
    Posted 9/17/17 6:57pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks managed just two receptions for 37 yards on four targets in his return to the New Orleans in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: The performance was rather disappointing considering the fact Tom Brady threw for 447 yards and three touchdowns and Cooks was underneath very little of that. He'll look for better results in Week 3 against the Texans at home.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB
    Posted 9/17/17 6:56pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead posted three receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Week 2 against New Orleans and he added two runs for three yards.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead has been talked up as a potential fantasy sleeper and this is why. He'll find the end zone on occasion. He'll likely continue to see a handful of targets and red zone opportunities going forward, and might see more responsibilities if Rob Gronkowski is forced to miss time.

  • Phillip Dorsett - WR
    Posted 9/17/17 6:56pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (knee) posted three receptions for 68 yards in Week 2 against the Saints and he added one run for seven yards before being forced out due to a knee injury.

    Huddle Up: Dorsett had his first meaningful action after being targeted just once with no catches in the opener. He is still learning the system after being acquired just a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully his knee injury isn't significant and he'll be back in there in Week 3 against the Texans.

  • Chris Hogan - WR
    Posted 9/17/17 6:55pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan posted five receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 2 at New Orleans.

    Huddle Up: Hogan certainly made up for his egg laying in Week 1, but a lot of fantasy owners probably went away from him after he managed just eight yards in the opener. The Patriots host the Texans in Week 3.

  • James White - RB
    Posted 9/17/17 6:54pm ET

    New England Patriots RB James White rushed twice for 11 yards in Week 2 at New Orleans and he added eight receptions for 85 yards on his eight targets.

    Huddle Up: White isn't a bad RB3 in most standard fantasy formats, but he's a tremendous RB2 in PPR formats heading into Week 3 against the visiting Texans.

  • Mike Gillislee - RB
    Posted 9/17/17 6:54pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee rushed 18 times for 69 yards and a touchdown in the Week 2 game against the Saints.

    Huddle Up: Gillislee has managed four rushing touchdowns through his first two games, basically filling the role of the departed LeGarrette Blount in the New England backfield. He has obviously emerged as a must-start fantasy option across the board heading into Week 3 against the visiting Texans.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 9/17/17 6:53pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 30 of his 39 pass attempts for 447 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 1 in New Orleans.

    Huddle Up: Brady was at 300 yards passing at halftime for just the second time in his career. He also joined Warren Moon as the only quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 400 yards and three touchdowns after his 40th birthday. Reports of TB12's demise have been greatly exaggerated.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB
    Posted 9/15/17 9:17am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead is a 'logical choice' to see snaps in the slot with the Patriots potentially down to three healthy receivers, including one (Phillip Dorsett) who has been with the team for less than two weeks, according to CSN New England's Mike Giardi.

    Huddle Up: Burkhead somewhat surprisingly only played 10 snaps in Week 1, so this would be a smart way to get him on the field more often with Danny Amendola likely out Week 2 and Julian Edelman done for the season. It remains to be seen if New England agrees, but Burkhead is still worth holding onto in fantasy until we see a few more offensive game plans from the Patriots.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 9/15/17 9:33am ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) was absent from practice Friday, Sept. 15.

    Huddle Up: The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe notes it has been at least nine years since a Patriot played after missing a full week of practice, pretty much confirming Amendola will sit in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan figure to see more time in the slot as a result, while James White, Rex Burkhead and possibly even Dion Lewis should see more work in the passing game in what figures to be a bit of a shootout with the Saints.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 9/15/17 2:15pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 15, and has been ruled out for Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Phillip Dorsett likely will serve as the No. 3 receiver for the Patriots this week but may not have a big role in the passing game. Owners should be able to find other receivers to use in their lineups. James White, Rex Burkhead and Dion Lewis may be more involved in the passing game and could be flex options in some leagues.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 9/14/17 10:35am ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) remained out of practice Thursday, Sept. 14.

    Huddle Up: It's looking like a longshot for Amendola to play this week after missing back-to-back practices. Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan are both great plays, though, especially Cooks in what will be a revenge game on the road against the New Orleans Saints. Look for both receivers to make nice rebounds after a rocky start to the season.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 9/13/17 9:36am ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 13.

    Huddle Up: Amendola has suffered multiple documented concussions throughout his career, so this news - or the likelihood he does not play Week 2 - should not come as a surprise. Already expected to be a part-time player despite the season-ending injury to Julian Edelman, this latest head injury may cement that status despite his solid play in Week 1. Expect Chris Hogan and Brandin cooks to see more time in the slot moving forward.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 9/13/17 9:47pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) has also been diagnosed with a knee injury, in addition to the concussion that he sustained in the team's Week 1 game Sunday, Sept. 17, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: As already reported, Amendola predictably missed practice on Wednesday, and this newfound knee injury makes it even more unlikely that he suits up in Week 2. It's a tough blow for owners who scored a real bargain by drafting the former Ram in the latter rounds, after how impressive he was filling in for injured WR Julian Edelman (knee) in the opener. Those who are desperate at wide receiver and in deep formats might want to give Phillip Dorsett a look, as New England's next affair is a probable shootout in New Orleans.

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